|Give them a reason to smile. :) |
While preparing to leave the plane, he approached me emphatically said,
“Do you always just smile?! I’ve been watching you ever since you got on the plane, and you are always smiling!”
I told him that in truth I had no idea that I had been smiling at all, but I make it such a habit to smile that I that it just came out naturally. (What I did not tell him was that part of that smile was probably just a smirk at how funny he looked popping his head up over the seat to see me!)
We talked a little bit about how people just aren’t in the habit of smiling and so their smiles become rusty for lack of use. However, if a person makes it habit to take out their smile and polish it everyday, putting it to good use, then it will come out naturally without any effort. This type of smile can make a huge difference in the lives of those who are nearby - Just as it did in the life of this military man.